Golden Age of AB/DL

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I know that a lot of people are lamenting the fact that many adult diaper companies are moving away from plastic-backed and towards all cloth-backed products. But, when it comes to AB themed adult diapers, it seems like we are entering a golden age. Obviously, we have Bambino and their variety of babyish diapers. Then, in the past year or so, we got Snuggies. Now we have ABUniverse and its variety of diapers poised to maybe make a comeback and everyone excited about DC Amour's new diaper. As for me, I love Bellissimos and liked Snuggies. Now, if ABUniverse works out for other people, I am dying to try everything they make and dying to try DC Amour. This could be an expensive spring/summer, but I am very excited that are options are expanding and that there are more products becoming available for us.
 
It really is amazing. And run a search for items on Ebay, I bet 10 years ago it was not like that!
 
While I hesitate to use the term "golden age" for anything, I do think that ABDL diaper selection has improved recently and it's nice to see a few companies competing even in a niche space.
 
Despite the recent loss of the two Minnesota based Comco’s, in my opinion the variety and quality of adult plastic pants has never been better. Hope it continues.
 
Well said! So many wonderful choices. It's in all of our best interest that every one of these companies succeed and thrive :)
 
For everything but retail, things are going pretty well in the US. Choice is not so good elsewhere, particularly for plastic backed and it has hurt some fine products (Tens Slip Maxis for one). Considering that I didn't think I'd have anything that really fit me when I outgrew baby diapers, I feel lucky to have choices at all.
 
Diapers have definitely improved over the years. Fortunately, adult diaper companies tend to take the improvements that have been made in infant diapers and port them over to the adult diapers. I seriously doubt there is much in actual development done on adult diapers since the market is smaller, what usually happens is that the infant diaper market gets it first.

With that said, we have definitely made major strides in what is available for diapers. I know a lot of people can't remember Pampers from the 70's that were basically a folded flat sheet with the crotch bunched up and tapes on the sides. Moving from those to the early hourglass design in the 80's was a huge step, now the form fitting design meant that plastic pants over the diaper were not a necessity. Throw in the development of SAP, leakguards, and elastic in critical locations and you have a diaper that is discreet and is solid protection.
 
I don't really know about golden age, per say. although there are a lot of verity of objects out there, still I am glad.
 
It's pretty amazing the variety of ABDL diapers on the market now, considering a few years ago we just had Bambinos or ABU (not sure which one of those came first, I'm guessing Bambinos). I can think of 7 companies off the top of my head right now, and many of them make more than one AB product.

It would be nice if all AB diapers could be priced similarly to Bambino, but obviously, that isn't the case right now. My personal bit of paranoia is that prices will never really decrease - or worse, that the number of competing companies will get too large and the 'bubble' will burst, leaving us with the same old products again. Snuggies, at least, I really hope don't go under.
 
Indeed, there is more variety and a lot of companies trying their best to offer a good product, it's a difficult thing to do so. I hope to see more ABDL products in the near future and a greater community :3
 
I think we'll shortly find out how much of this the market can sustain. The problem with having more "pretty good" choices is that, unless the market grows at a similar rate, everybody just makes less money, and so has less money to devote to improving their offerings. And that's kind of bad. Already, we're seeing signs--in the form of poor communication from certain sellers, for instance--that selling AB/DL diapers might not be sufficient as a day job. Really, we want to be in a place where the entrepreneurs among us can make full-time jobs of this stuff and devote all of their time to being awesome at it. It'll show.


We've seen a bunch of new diapers sellers appear in the last two years. I'll withhold my own declaration of a Golden Age until we've had a proper die-off and find ourselves left with a select few deserving winners--who will then be in a better place, financially, to do awesome new things.
 
I said this on another thread, but I've always been amazed that there is a viable market for adult babies and diaper lovers, enough so that it's profitable. I'm grateful for the brave few who have invested their money on expensive stock so that we might live out our fantasy, and for many of us, something which is much more than just a fantasy. I see mine as a psychological need that must be satiated. Diapers and plastic pants fulfill that need.

I can understand that those who market AB/DL items want to make some money, but it's harder than it looks. When my kids were in college, I made some mantle clocks which I sold to make college tuition money. What I discovered was that I was working for minimum wage when I counted up all the hours of work I had invested, making these clocks. I soon gave it up and joined a rock band where I was making on an average, $50.00 an hour.

When I order diapers or plastic pants on line, I expect to be professionally treated as a customer, and for the most part, I have been. When I have to wait 6 weeks for something, I can accept that because it may be coming from Asia. I'm excited when I get the order and I'm grateful for the person fulfilling my needs.
 
The true ab/dl golden age will be when a standard home 3d printer can print a diaper. XD
 
computerProgrammer said:
The true ab/dl golden age will be when a standard home 3d printer can print a diaper. XD

Note said:
Or when you can stop living in fear of it. But that's crazy talk. :3

Both are true, and computerProgrammer, that would be awesome, although they would have to get them to a point in which they can be printed out, oh and note I Aggree but it is hard.
 
I tend to look at the 'Golden Age' as based less on the variety/quality of ABDL products available, but rather the richness of the community in general. Having said that, new stuff is always welcome in our tiny little market! Choice is always a nice thing to have.
 
Cottontail said:
I think we'll shortly find out how much of this the market can sustain. The problem with having more "pretty good" choices is that, unless the market grows at a similar rate, everybody just makes less money, and so has less money to devote to improving their offerings. And that's kind of bad. Already, we're seeing signs--in the form of poor communication from certain sellers, for instance--that selling AB/DL diapers might not be sufficient as a day job. Really, we want to be in a place where the entrepreneurs among us can make full-time jobs of this stuff and devote all of their time to being awesome at it. It'll show.


We've seen a bunch of new diapers sellers appear in the last two years. I'll withhold my own declaration of a Golden Age until we've had a proper die-off and find ourselves left with a select few deserving winners--who will then be in a better place, financially, to do awesome new things.

This is a good point. Though I want to point out that there's an alternative interpretation for the poor customer service: they could be really busy with lots of orders and be understaffed because they're selling more than expected. It's hard to know which way that one points.
 
Expect for many providing AB/DL products is a labor of love.
 
Dan09 said:
I tend to look at the 'Golden Age' as based less on the variety/quality of ABDL products available, but rather the richness of the community in general. Having said that, new stuff is always welcome in our tiny little market! Choice is always a nice thing to have.

Aggreed, and that's what I think too.
 
WBxx said:
Expect for many providing AB/DL products is a labor of love.
I expect that's probably true in most cases. Or at least, I want to believe that it is. I just hope the people bringing out these new products have actual business plans aimed at soundly beating their competition, not just plans for recouping their costs on a shipping container of diapers. The latter does more harm to the market than good.

ArchieRoni said:
Though I want to point out that there's an alternative interpretation for the poor customer service: they could be really busy with lots of orders and be understaffed because they're selling more than expected.
That is certainly a happier thought. When I hear people talk about Bambino's answering machine message with its disclaimer that voicemails are only checked once a week, though... :(

There are probably some of both. As somebody who responds to well over 100 emails on the average day, though, it's also hard for me to excuse the total email silence I hear people describing. Even a mindless one-liner would be better. Oh well!
 
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